Precise robot-assisted guide positioning for distal locking of intramedullary nails

@article{Yaniv2005PreciseRG,
  title={Precise robot-assisted guide positioning for distal locking of intramedullary nails},
  author={Ziv Yaniv and Leo Joskowicz},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging},
  year={2005},
  volume={24},
  pages={624-635}
}
This paper presents a novel image-guided robot-based system to assist orthopedic surgeons in performing distal locking of long bone intramedullary nails. The system consists of a bone-mounted miniature robot fitted with a drill guide that provides rigid mechanical guidance for hand-held drilling of the distal screws' pilot holes. The robot is automatically positioned so that the drill guide and nail distal locking axes coincide, using a single fluoroscopic X-ray image. Since the robot is… CONTINUE READING
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